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Coming in September, 2013
Two of A Kind
Ten years after losing her husband, Christina Connelly has worked through the pain, focusing on raising her teenage daughter and managing her small decorating business. But her romantic life has never recovered. Still, it’s irksome to be set up with arrogant, if handsome, OB/GYN Andy Stern at her friend’s wedding. If he wasn’t also a potential client, needing his Upper East Side apartment redesigned, she would write him off.
This is never going to work, Andy thinks. Still grieving his wife and struggling with a troubled son, he’s not looking for a woman, and certainly not someone as frosty and reserved as Christina. Their relationship will be strictly business. Yet to everyone’s surprise–including their own–these two find themselves falling in love.
But if reconciling with their pasts is difficult, blending their lives and children to create a new family is nearly impossible. They’ve been given a second chance…but can they overcome all the obstacles in the way of happily ever after?
“Yona Zeldis McDonough is at her best with Two of a Kind, a sumptuous romantic feast of missed opportunities on the road to true love. Whether you take this to the beach or curl up with it on a rainy day, this hilarious and heartwarming story will give you hours of reading pleasure.” – Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker’s Wife
FALL/WINTER EVENTS FOR TWO OF A KIND!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 7:00 pm – TWO OF A KIND Launch Party, Book Court, Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 7:00 pm - Author Talk, Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, Valley Stream, NY
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - Author talk/ reading/signing, TWO OF A KIND Commack Sisterhood, Commack, LI
In the spirit of Cathleen Schine’s best books, A Wedding in Great Neck is an effervescent yet deep story about family and the ways in which the powerful ties that bind us can also cut us off and keep us apart. Taking place in a single day, A Wedding In Great Neck follows the Silverstein clan as they come together for nuptials of the youngest daughter, Angelica. Angelica is the family’s golden girl—intelligent, beautiful and accomplished, she is both everyone’s favorite, and the object of much envy and resentment. She has planned a fairy tale wedding to her Israeli fiancé—a former fighter pilot—and is determined to have everything go perfectly. But things do not go according to plan, and there are complications, dramas and confrontations at every turn.“A confection that is not only a page turner but a poignant view of family life. . .Book clubs will swoon.” – Adriana Trigiani, author of The Shoemaker’s Wife
The Cats In The Doll Shop - The year is 1915, and the Breittlemann family’s new doll factory is doing well. But an unexpected visit from a Russian cousin and the appearance of a stray cat and her kitten create both new problems and new opportunities for Anna, her sisters, and their parents. This sequel to The Doll Shop Downstairs will be coming out from Viking. Pre-order it now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indiebound or Powell’s. Click here to learn more.
Chosen as a notable book by the Sydney Taylor Book Book Commitee”
A Quiet Treasure” – Kirkus Reviews
It was also chosen by the Office of Children’s Services of The New York Public Library as one of Best Children’s Books 2009 – 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing and as a Kirkus Reviews Children’s Book of 2009! Read more Doll Shop Downstairs reviews
Read Yona’s interview with dancer Jacques d’Amboise in The Paris Review.
Check out Yona favorite books in her RECOMMENDED READING list.